International Labour Updates

World AIDS Day, December 1

November 30, 2011

It's not often recognized, but music, dance, theatre, poetry, drumming, song - they're all part of the response to the AIDS pandemic.

At the grassroots, in village after village where the virus haunts life, the use of the arts as a therapeutic tool is valued, cherished and employed. There's nothing more moving than the way in which song, dance and play can lift an orphaned child out of silence and suffering.

On this World AIDS Day, it's worth remembering that in Africa, all the elements of life and culture are mobilized to turn the tide of AIDS.

Join The Stephen Lewis Foundation on Wednesday, November 30, on the eve of World AIDS Day, for an evening profiling the healing power of the arts, and the launch of the Stephen Lewis Foundation Arts Fund. Featuring live performances and discussion with Stephen Lewis, Molly Johnson, d'bi young, Susan G. Cole, grassroots experts from South Africa and Zambia, and more! Watch it at 6 PM EST live on their website,

WHERE: The Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 30, 2011, doors open at 5:30 PM, programme begins 6 PM sharp

Please visit for more information.

Ontario Public Service Employees Union, 100 Lesmill Rd. Toronto, ON M3B 3P8  (416) 443-8888

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